Environmental Engineering

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Georgia Institute of Technology
Job Description

The School of Civil & Environmental Engineering (https://ce.gatech.edu/) at the Georgia Institute of Technology (CEEatGT) invites applications from exceptional senior candidates working in the areas of environmental technologies and sustainability, broadly defined. The successful candidate will be named Hightower Chair and Georgia Research Alliance (GRA) Eminent Scholar, an endowed position. GRA eminent scholars are expected to engage in translational and/or economic development efforts in their field. Applicants should have earned a Ph.D. or equivalent degree. Appointment is expected at the rank of full professor with tenure.

The school seeks a visionary scholar-educator and proven leader in high impact and emerging areas of importance to society, sustainability and the environment. A non-exhaustive list of related topics in the School’s current research portfolio include smart cities, sustainable systems, healthy communities, resilient infrastructure systems, global warming, disaster management, renewable energy, ecosystem services, and water-energy-food-environment nexus. Along with excellent scholarship, candidates are expected to have demonstrated strong leadership in building and leading extramurally funded research programs, noteworthy dedication to innovative teaching and mentoring of diverse undergraduate and graduate student bodies, as well as national and international recognition. Of particular interest are candidates with an established and active record of accomplishment in leading large multi-institution and multi-disciplinary collaborative research efforts and a vision for developing the next generation of environmental technologies, devices and/or systems.

CEEatGT’s strategic vision (https://ce.gatech.edu/strategic-vision) is: We will inspire and prepare the next generation of civil and environmental engineers to solve the world’s most pressing challenges and improve the environment and quality of life for all. This position will support faculty development to enable realization of the School’s strategic objectives for education. Candidates are expected to demonstrate an exceptional commitment to faculty development, and the teaching and mentoring of students.

A Ph.D. or equivalent degree is required by the start of the appointment.

Application Procedure:
Applicants are encouraged to apply at https://hr.gatech.edu/careers/ (Job ID #273707). Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, a statement of education approach addressing teaching interests as well as their advising/mentoring philosophy, and the names and contact information for at least three references.

Contact Information:
Requests for information may be directed to Dr. Rafael Bras or Dr. David Frost (hightowersearch@gatech.edu), Co-Chairs of the Hightower Chair and GRA Eminent Scholar Search Committee.

Screening of applications will begin November 1, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled.